Summer isn’t over yet, so you can still take a dip in one of these top “bucket-list” pools around the world and snap a selfie or create a reel.
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Brand new to the Greek Islands, boutique hotel Cali Mykonos is now open. This resort in Kalafatis is unique to the island nestled between mountains and perched above its own private beach – and if you’ve been to party in Mykonos, you know how rare this is. Not only are there unobstructed Aegean Sea views but there is a pool that seems to follow the curves of the property. The seawater pool is 130-meters which is more than double the length of an Olympic-sized pool.
At the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania, you can soak in this free-form infinity pool and you just might witness a convoy of African elephants gathering at the watering hole below. A few steps up, the expansive pool deck offers plenty of lounging options, and drinks are served from sunrise to sunset.
Punta Mita, Mexico
If you’d like to whale-watch by the pool and ogle a band of humpbacks from a free-form infinity pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico, is for you. You’ll also have plenty of other opportunities for soaking and splashing, from an adults-only infinity-edge lap pool to a palm-shrouded lazy river that conveniently circles family rooms and suites.
Downtown Los Angeles
How about a pool in your suite? That is what you can find at the Kelly Wearstler designed Downtown L.A. Proper Hotel Pool Suite.
The 35 x 12-foot indoor swimming pool on the 7th floor is actually an original amenity from the building’s YWCA past. Now the body of water is surrounded by Portugal-inspired marble and stonework, a stunning handcrafted ceramic tile mural by local LA artist Ben Medansky, and a mix of vintage and custom furnishings. The open floor plan in the 2,777 square foot space includes a separate bedroom and bath plus a dining area. While you’re lounging, have room service sent up from Caldo Verde or Cara Cara onsite restaurants by James Beard award-winning chef Suzanne Goin and restaurateur Caroline Styne.
This is actually the largest pool in Tahiti! Overlooking the ocean and the island of Moorea in the distance, Hilton Hotel Tahiti’s pool features 6 private cabanas and a swim-up bar. The Vaipuna Pool Bar offers snacks and tropical libations along with traditional cocktails with modern twists inspired by both East and West.
Located in the northern part of the island, surrounded by terraced rice patty fields, the independently-owned Viceroy Bali features 40 ensuite plunge pools but also one massive infinity option overlooking the jungle.
The Maldives has stunning calm azure waters, and this infinity pool right on the sand seems to blend seamlessly into the azure waters, yet a little-known secret is that Anantara Dhigu has some of the best surfable waves just beyond its house reef. From introductory surf lessons for beginners to the most seasoned pros, the resort has now put together the Ultimate Surf Break package which includes everything needed to surf and recover by the pool in style.
Leave it to Vegas to have a swimming pool with cabanas in the water. Yes, the renovated Palms has something way better than a flimsy floatie. These sturdy vessels make it easy for lounging and drinking under the sun then just rolling over into the pool to cool off. Genius!